Freedom of speech is finished

Discussion in 'Australia, NZ, Pacific' started by billy the kid, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. billy the kid

    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    https://www.privateinternetaccess.c...nsoring-the-internet-without-legal-precedent/
    This is a fukin disgrace.....
    Zero Hedge has been banned.....
    Telstra states in their blog...“We appreciate that it is necessary to ensure free speech is carefully balanced against protecting the community – but with these sites continuing to host disturbing content we feel it is the right thing to do to block them.”
    Facebook also banned Zero Hedge but that ban was reversed by Facebook as a "mistake'
    Zero Hedge reports on ocurrences all over the world...it exposes "fake news" and very often
    reports news that msm does not cover.
    ZH recently reported the fake news that purported to be recent nuclear activity
    in North Korea, but the photos which were supposed to be taken two days after
    Trumps visit were in fact exposed to be taken in June last year.
    Theyre poking the wrong fukin bear if they think this ban will stick....
    This country has become a fukin nanny state and I wouldnt be surprised if I was
    the next one banned.....
     
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    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    I sent a link to Media Watch exposing the ABC's reporting of the fake news by ZH
    Needless to say I havent seen the results of that report...
     
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    I've just posted this on Western Europe, but it's apposite here in that it's an assault on the democratic process - which begs the question 'Whither democracy?'

    "It is almost possible to hear the rustle of bank notes in the chancellor’s hands. Philip Hammond, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, could not have been clearer in his Spring Statement that once a Brexit deal was done he would splash the cash in his Budget later this year."

    https://www.ft.com/content/1d9cfd0c-...5-23d669740bfb

    So bribing taxpayers with their own money? 'I know what I'll do, I'll give the braindead peasants a few of their pennies back to spend, that'll shut 'em up.' Who will rid us of these born-to-rule charlatans??
     
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    alexa Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    OK I have heard of them but do not know them but what I am finding is
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Hedge

    Media Fact has them as strong on conspiracy https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge

    so I doubt they are as good at showing fake news as you seem to believe.

    Was it not them who suggested the killings in New Zealand were linked to something about North Korea? That might have got NZ miffed. Of course even if they are high on conspiracy theories that is not necessary a reason to ban them. I don't in general support the banning of sites - not least because they have tried to ban several totally legit left sites. My internet provider for instance was not letting me on to the Grayzone Project claiming it was about violence and selling military equipment when it is one of Max Blumenthal's sites.
     
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    For anyone interested in Zero Hedge, just download a VPN and your access will be restored.
    Extracts from todays ZH article:
    "A video of the attacks is still freely available to anyone who wishes to download it from bittorrent.
    Twitter has also been aggressively censoring content related to the Christchurch shooting - perhaps most egregiously forcing journalist Nick Monroe to delete a large number of tweets as he covered the incident in real time, just one of which had links to footage of the shooting. Document hosting website Scribd, meanwhile, has been deleting copies of Tarrant's 74-page manifesto.

    In addition to documenting the incident, Monroe has been noting the mass censorship surrounding the shootings - as well as things such as the New Zealand herald stealth editing a March 15 article to remove mention of a "well known Muslim local" who "chased the shooters and fired two shots at them as they sped off."
    That said, Twitter and Facebook's suppression hasn't gone far enough according to New Zealand telecom CEOs, who have penned an open letter to Facebook, Twitter and Google suggesting that they follow European proposals for hyper-vigilant policing of content for the sake of 'protecting consumers.'

    "Consumers have the right to be protected, whether using services funded by money or data. Now is the time for this conversation to be had and we call on all of you to join us at the table and be part of the solution," reads the letter.

    Zero Hedge banned... again.

    Less than a week after Facebook 'mistakenly' banned us for two days with no explanation following several reports which were critical of the social media giant, we learned that Zero Hedge has now been banned in New Zealand and Australia, despite the fact that we never hosted video footage of the Christchurch attack. We were not contacted prior to the censorship. Instead, we have received a steady flood of people noting that the site is unavailable in the two countries unless a VPN is used. "
    The bolding is by ZH...not me.....
     
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    https://www.dollarcollapse.com/high-tech-authoritarianism/

    Interesting article on big brother...soon I wont be able to take a piss without asking permission or being photographed....
    As mentioned in another thread, they even have an app in Saudi Arabia where airport officials can ascertain if a man has given permission for his wife to leave SA..if no permission....no travel....but I digress......
     
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    Showing the video could prevent a fair trial in this country. We will not show it here. Just as we will not mention his name in order not to give him publicity.
     
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    ZH back on line...that ban didnt last long...
     
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    Ben Shapiro dumping on Canada's Trudeau...
     
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